The air ambulance at the rescue scene. Photo: GNAAS

The air ambulance at the rescue scene. Photo: GNAAS

A hypothermic walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after becoming unwell.

The man, in his 70s, was with a group of friends in Far Easedale on Thursday when he got into difficulties.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3.20pm and colleagues from the Kendal team were also alerted.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service helicopter flew to the scene near Calf Crag. The aircraft’s doctor and paramedic assessed and treated the walker before flying him to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, arriving 18 minutes after taking off from the hill.

The man’s condition on arrival at the hospital was described as stable.

Rescue team members accompanied his friends off the hill in conditions described as ‘pretty damp’.

The rescue involved 10 members of Langdale Ambleside MRT.

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